Two of the most curious pieces of information that came to our attention yesterday, are the fact that CDC scientists are so sick of the corruption in their own agency that they have formed a group to call for a clean up, and that CDC has called for public comment on the MMR vaccine. I can't help but think that these two things might be strongly associated.
CDC is corrupt to the bone. We all know it, and people associated with the agency can sometimes barely contain their contempt for vaccine injury parents who are speaking truth to power. As demonstrated by #Flipper and his friends on Friday during the protest outside the CDC headquarters in Atlanta.
Well now we know that there is a backlash in play against the CDC's culture of corruption, and while those angry at the bosses for selling out science and sound health policy are not yet ready to put their names on their position for fear of reprisals, they have spoken out.
HuffPo reports that,
"A group calling itself CDC Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence and Ethics in Research, or CDC SPIDER, put a list of complaints in writing in a letter to the CDC Chief of Staff and provided a copy of the letter to the public watchdog organization U.S. Right to Know (USRTK). The members of the group have elected to file the complaint anonymously for fear of retribution.
“It appears that our mission is being influenced and shaped by outside parties and rogue interests... and Congressional intent for our agency is being circumvented by some of our leaders. What concerns us most, is that it is becoming the norm and not the rare exception,” the letter states. “These questionable and unethical practices threaten to undermine our credibility and reputation as a trusted leader in public health.”
You can read the full letter here: https://usrtk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/CDC_SPIDER_Letter-1.pdf
On the same day, CDC has announced that they are taking public comment on the MMR vaccine? Of all things?? Of all times??? They are doing this now??????
"DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
[Docket No. CDC–2016–0094]
Proposed Revised Vaccine Information Materials for MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella and MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella) Vaccines
AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
ACTION: Notice with comment period.
SUMMARY: Under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) (42 U.S.C. 300aa–26), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) develops
vaccine information materials that all health care providers are required to give to patients/parents prior to administration of specific vaccines. HHS/CDC seeks written comment on the proposed updated vaccine information statements for MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) and MMRV (measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella) vaccines.
DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 19, 2016."
They are fully under assault for their corruption in the Thompson scandal for withholding links between the MMR and autism, while a federal lawsuit is showing that Merck faked their efficacy data on the Mumps component of the vaccine... AND THEY ARE SUDDENLY ASKING FOR PUBLIC COMMENT? WHAT!!??
"Dear Vaccine Injury and Anti-Corruption Community,
We are going to go ahead and roll over and show you our soft, vulnerable underbelly on an official platform. Fire at will.
Sincerely, The CDC"
Why in the world would CDC give us an official open door to do this? Might it be that the rank and file are sick of the corruption too, and are leaving the the latch open for the barbarians to storm the gate?
Why set us up to spike the ball?
Why invite us into the walled city?
Why give me so many opportunities to come up with metaphors for inviting their own doom?
The hopeful mom in me wants to believe it is because the people inside have decided that enough is enough, and they want a graceful way to start the process of restoring reliability and credibility to the agency, and soundness to their policy.
The Warrior Mom in me says, "STORM THE GATES!!!!! I WANT EVERY DAMN FAMILY WITH ANY DAMN MMR INJURY STORY TO UNLOAD ON THESE PEOPLE! I WANT THIS TO BE THE BIGGEST TRUTH OUTING ON THIS VACCINE EVER! IF YOU DON'T TELL THEM EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TELL THEM ABOUT THIS VACCINE AND WHAT IT HAS DONE TO YOUR CHILD AND YOUR FAMILY, THEN I DON'T EVER WANT TO HEAR THE WORD VACCINE COME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH AGAIN!!"